44th Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Awards

May 01, 2015 | Vol. 7, Issue 3
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Kerala Lalithakala Akademi awards for paintings and sculptures were presented on 18 April 2015 at a function organized in Durbar Hall Art Centre, Ernakulam. Five state awards, five Honourable Mentions and five Special Mentions for art students were presented in the occasion.

Kerala Lalithakala Akademi awards for paintings and sculptures were presented on 18 April 2015 at a function organized in Durbar Hall Art Centre, Ernakulam. Five state awards consisting of Rs.25,000 and citation, five Honourable Mentions - Rs.10,000 and citation, and five Special Mentions for art students - Rs.5,000 and citation were presented in the occasion. The awards also included Sankara Menon Endowment Gold Medal for Landscape / Portrait and Vijaya Raghavan Endowment Gold Medal for Landscape.

The Awardees

N. Balamurali Krishnan, Jayesh K.K., Prajith E., Santhosh Mithra T and Sajikumar V.P were the recipients of the state award. The Honourable Mentions for Visual Arts were given to T.K. Anil, Baiju P.K., Hareendran Chalad, Prasad T.S. and Prasadkumar K.S. Five art students who won the special mention were Deepa K.A., Jobin Thomas, Mohammed Riyas K.A., Sanoj S.S. and  Sivaji R. Vipin Raphel and R.B. Shajith won the Sankara Menon Endowment Gold Medal and Sankara Menon Endowment Gold Medal respectively.

A total of 229 artists and artworks were considered for the award. A ten- day long exhibition on paintings was also inaugurated on the occasion. Kerala Lalithakala Akademi is an autonomous body for conserving and promoting visual arts like painting, sculpture, architecture, and graphics under Govt of Kerala and headquartered at Thrissur.  

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